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Duct tape? Just wear gaiters! I have knee-high ones, they keep out all the snow.Al_HikesAZ wrote:Here is my triplog and photos of a winter trip in a white-out blizzard. Includes tips on layers and layering. I had on my waterproof Sorrell boots but the "mule slush" on some steps was mid calf so the water got over the top of the boot and and I had wet socks. I probably should have duct taped around the top of the boots to keep the slush out.
I wore my Outdoor Research midheight gaiters and they did a great job of keeping snow out, but when you step into a pool of water, the water came up under the gaiter and got into my boots.azbackpackr wrote:. . .Duct tape? Just wear gaiters! I have knee-high ones, they keep out all the snow.
very wise words from toddak. Know your limitations, don't push on into conditions that are worse than you can handle. If the weather is really bad, Phantom Ranch will figure out a way to put you up another night or two.toddak wrote:... and feeling like you have decent energy reserves, just keep on hiking to your destination. Otherwise think about staying put or backtracking in the easier direction. The weather and conditions will tend to get worse as you ascend, better as you descend.
Consult with the Rangers at Phantom and I.G. - they definitely will not send you out in potentially life-threatening weather. They would rather have you crash at their cabins than have to come rescue you later.Al_HikesAZ wrote: If the weather is really bad, Phantom Ranch will figure out a way to put you up another night or two.